New York, 1941–1960
Somerset House, London.
This was a great day out at Somerset House – seeing the photography of Berlin-born photographer Erwin Blumenfeld.
“He was one of the most internationally sought-after portrait and fashion photographers in the 1940s and 1950s. America’s leading magazines, including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar hired him for his imaginative and highly individual shots. The show focuses on the little-known history of his photography studio at 222 Central Park South in New York.”
This exhibition included his Paris pre-war surrealist photographs and described his experimental ways of looking – he often played with light to make masks and odd shapes on faces and bodies.